Monthly Garden Calendar for Midwest United States

Organic Gardening Month-to-Month Almanac

By Paul Rodman


I've been gardening for over 40 years and studied horticulture at Michigan State University. Everyone has a favorite flower, and mine happens to be roses--I have over 75 in my garden and am active in the Detroit and Downriver Rose Societies. I also love to experiment with various tomato varieties in my quest to get the earliest fruit.

I became a Master Gardener in 1995 and an Advanced Master Gardener in 1997. It's important for gardeners to share with their community, so I teach second graders in Taylor, Michigan about gardening and advocate for community gardens in the Detroit metro area. In addition to my work with Organic Gardening magazine, I write a gardening column for the Heritage newspapers in Southgate, Michigan